Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is the story of Jeanette, a young woman raised in an intensely Christian household where she is indoctrinated by parents who believe firmly that the apocalypse is nigh. Jeanette is alienated from her fellow children in school, then disconnected from her religious community when she discovers that she is a lesbian. Cut off from everything, Jeanette uses her dry wit and considerable intellect to build a new life for herself.

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